2a? 3a? calling all experts!!

musettarosemusettarose Posts: 7Registered Users
Hi all, first post, been lurking for a month now, still trying to navigate my way around.

My hair is
Fine,
Moderately dense,
Porous on the ends and top layer (damaged), but takes a long time to dry on the Roots and underneath.
Twirls in the front, only waves in the back and underneath.
I've been stretching it straight for a very long time, I'm hoping it will get curlier over the next few months. Also dewpoint is around 15 (low) right now.

I'm still trying to figure out the protein part, my hair is porous on the ends and top layer of hair because of damage, but the underneath and the roots are nice and soft.

I'm very confused with how people can be 2c & 3a . I thought 2c meant coarser hair, and 3a is fine hair- so that is why I think I must be 2a & 3a?

What do you think, thanks so much-I'm kicking myself that I didn't find this place sooner!!:love5:

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2c wavy with some twirls
Porosity mixed,(damaged) fine medium density, highlights
KC line, still exploring:wink:
Homemade whipped shea/coconut/almond conditioner

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  • HairObsessedHairObsessed Posts: 138Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    A lot of people here just associate the 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A etc with just wave/curl pattern, not the texture.

    2A is very loose waves. 3A is curls that actually bounce. So someone who is 2C/3A has hair that is between the two patterns. Most people ignore that it's supposed to be "fine" or "coarse."

    For example, my hair has 2A wave pattern, but it's not fine, and "lighter products" that the description recommends don't work for my hair. I also have the straight underlayer that can be associated with according to the description 2C, but no one would look at my hair and ever think 2C.

    My advice: look at the pictures, ignore the descriptions, and spend a couple of minutes figuring out which your hair is, and then move on to the other hair properties.

    Hair properties such as thickness, porosity, texture, and elasticity are more important than curl pattern in determining which products to use.

    HTH. :)
    Wave Pattern: 2A
    Hair Properties: Normal/Low Porosity, Medium Density, Medium Texture w/Fine Straight Underlayer
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals, Cure Care
    Low-poo: Renpure Brazilian Keratin
    Rinse Out & Leave In: Tresemme Naturals
    Gel: LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel, Garnier Fructis Spray Gel
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    ^this
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    ^
    ^
    Yep, that!

    And welcome!! :) you look like a 2C to me :)
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • musettarosemusettarose Posts: 7Registered Users
    Thanks for answering my post!! You guys are awesome!

    Ok, so to clarify (I'm a bit dense sometimes...)
    I say the type of hair, say 2c, based on my wave pattern-but then I get products based on the fact that my hair is very fine?

    Also do you think my hair will curl up more in the next few months, when I straighten my hair does it put me behind? It is very low dewpoint now (winter) less then 15 sometimes, hair doesn't want to curl as much as summer I think.
    2c wavy with some twirls
    Porosity mixed,(damaged) fine medium density, highlights
    KC line, still exploring:wink:
    Homemade whipped shea/coconut/almond conditioner
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Porosity and texture will most determine your products and techniques.

    The type really matters very little, plus it changes depending on products, techniques, climate (yes, it is very common to lose some curl in winter), etc. You will probably find that your curl pattern does change as you learn the best routine for you hair.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,831Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Welcome, Musettarose!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!

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